So true…especially during “the most wonderful time of the year” that so often leaves us wondering why we went to all the trouble of planning and pretending, only to realize after it’s all over that it’s just a blur and somewhere along the way, we completely missed what it was supposed to be about in the first place.
I don’t usually use acronyms to make a point, but “SIMPLE WORKS” just seemed to ask for one, so here goes. Hopefully, it’ll stick next year when the temptation rolls around again to go to a bunch of trouble to try to make things perfect, or pretend that they are. It’s a delusion, and the sooner we let go of it the better life will be. For everybody.
Seriously, aren’t you tired of carrying the weight of all those expectations you heap on yourself or borrow from others? Wouldn’t you love to silence the insecurities that come with comparing yourself to others? Isn’t it time to bring perfectionism down to size once and for all? Just imagine what it might be like to relax into a brand new internal space that actually works.
The point, of course, is this…perfection is boring, pretending is for the birds, and both are detrimental to meaningful connection and contentment. Not to mention exhausting. So, stop it.
And now’s the perfect time to start. I mean, to stop. I mean, you know…to start stopping. Because, unless you happen to be between the ages of 3 and 5, simplicity takes work. And next year…when others are wearing themselves out doing what they forgot doesn’t work…we want to be the ones who welcome them into a kindred space of rest, away from the craziness of complicated holiday expectations, where they find that simple really does work…more times than not.